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"XS LITTLE CHILDREN "
M. A. Cassldy In Christian Observer.
One Sabbath eve we sat till late,
My gentle, loving wife and I,
Arnlj speculated on the state
In heaven, the home beyond the sky.
Qnite learned I tried to show
That heavenly bliss must all depend
Upon the rate the mind will grow ,
Through ages that will never end. ,
And that the soul will happiest be,
That thinks and feels the Great God'a
That through his burning eye can see
A wnrld, great cycles hence, new wrought.
Can read and comprehend the past '
Of every world that rolls in space;
llave knowledge, in a thought amassed,
That mystified the human race;
la knowledge deep be one with him
To whom no thought it is ever new.
Surround the throne with Seraphim,
And sing of what he always knew.
"If I could be a little child, '
And lean upon the Saviour's breast," .
Said humble wife, in accents mild,
"I think I could enjoy that best.
And thinking on this puzzling theme, " '
I found the rosy land of "Nod;"
And, straightway, in the arms of Dream,
. Was carried up to heaven and God.
. I s i ' ' . '
'JJExce jt as children yo shall be -Ye
cannot enter into rest,"
. .The children harpers sang to uie, .
As they, unnumbered, 'round me
And then, I saw the mansions white, ; ' t
Resplendent with the Great King's light,
Were filled with children robed in white, ;
And not an aged one in sight. '
"What hieaueth this." I asked of. One
Whose' face did glow with love and truth;
lie said, with smile bright as the sun,
. ,"Mj children have eternal youth.
..' ', t ' ' m : )
"Ambitious Cares they cast aside, . r
And, with old age, leave them behind; ,
To do my will is all their pride, J
Then I awoke with fitful start, j r
To hei,r my .wife the good words rend
To little Dudeanrjure in heart, j
And who our souls doth heave u wan
lead: " " ' '
Suffer little children, and forbid them not
oouif -uuto uie: for of , such is the king-
( dom or heaven, j , ' ,' ; i;
Christ an Love.
Herald find Presbyter.
Love is the law of the kingdom of
heaven ; selfishness is the law. of the
natural heart. The Christian is to
love God with all his heart and soul
and strength and mind ; to love the
bretheren, to love his neighbor as
himself, and even to love his ene'
mies. In loving, as in all elseChrist
Is our example. As ne, in this re
gard, was the express image of his
Father, so the Christian is to imitate
him and grow into his likeness
"God so loved the world that he gave
his only begotten Son." Christ so
loved the world that he gave him
self, "lieioveu, u uou so loved us,
we ought also to love one another."
There is emphasis on the word
.'.'ought,", and yet the obligation is
not burdensome. In. Christ we are
new creatures. Regeneration is the
beginning of a new life. The do
minion of selfishness, the law of sin
and death, is broken. A new princi
pie predominates. "We. know that
we have passed from death unto live,
because we love the bretheren."
I Xkvn in f ha hlrrh aori wtw ra 1 onnoa
has no place in the unregenerate.
There are natural affections which re
semble It. Parents and children,
husbands and wives, brothers and
sisters and friends, love each other,
but love like that of Christ rises
above all these; It knows no ties of
kindred or personal interest. It
looks not on its own things, but on
the things of others. It sees the
world as God sees It, and as Christ
saw it when he left his glory and
came to save it. Its chief purpose is
not sejf-adyancement, nor even per
sonal salvation, but the glory of God
and the good of man. It is the high
est philanthropy. As Christians
grow in grace, it becomes a controll
ing pastiion. Men note their zeal for
the sanctuary, their interest in the
distressed and suffering, and their
identification with' missionary and
'"'other "good" movements. They be
come brojider and more lovely . in
character . ah, however, do not
grow io rapidly as they mlghtr ReN
fishness has power in regenerate
hearts, but it is a decreasing power,
. and there are lives in which it
' "minimum. These are testimonies to
. "the power of the gospel, an ensam-
pies to an wno see mum.
The Scriptures, In verses already
ijuoted, and in others, lay stress on
love as a duty and as the mark of the
rhangfHl soul.- "Love"' your one
ii'vw.you, wimv rewiiru imve ,yuui
.. 'L'l 1 t. .. o 'i
.$ditlft; ' 'Do nottver 'the 'publicans so?!.. If
' c t J, ' M'wp Invp wIvM nn rhtldrpn nnd
mendd, do not.1 unconverted people
rli'thaoima9 Va havn hoarfl hat'
tllVi E7l V A V 1IM Slav. ansa. v.. a asaa ar
It hath been said, Thou tihalt jove
thy neighbor, and hate thlne'enemy;
but I say unto you, Love your ene
mies. ' We are perfect In : this re
gard, even as our Father which Is In
heaven is perfect. We are to be con
strained by the love , of .Christ.
'While we were yet enemies, he
died for us." We are, in the same
spirit, to love and bless even those
who curse us. We may not approve
what they ' Jo, nor take delight in
their seciety, but our desire must be
for their good. Love to God and
man must overpower and crowd ev
ery selfish and resentful feeling ; so it
must overpower, though not neces
sarily crowd out t the natural affec
tions. The Christian Is not' literally
ts) hate father and mother, but he is
God, with so
much higher, davotlon as to justify
the strong, expression, "Yea,; hate
even his own life also." All person
al, social, family, and national Inter
ests are to be accounted nothing in
comparison with the one acsorbing
desire and purposo of life the glory
of God and the salvation of the
Things Unlike A Christian.
I . .
Christian Inquirer. .. , '
It is not like a Christian to come
iuto church on the Lord's-day, after
the worship has commenced, and sit
down as if you had .nothing to be
ashamed of. ii ; .
(it is not like a Christian to stare
about during the service, and to be
busied pulling on your gloves and
arranging your dress whilst tlie last
acts of worship are being offered.
ilt is not like a Christian to wander
from your own Church and to choose
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td meet with a strange congregation,
when the members of your own
Church are assembled for worship.
It is not like a Christ iau to absent
yourself from the prayer-meeting,
when a little sacrifice would enable
you to attend.
It is not like a Christian to take
tmly two sittings In' ,a,' pew .because
you only occupy two, when you can
afford to pay for four.
It Is not like a Christian to sub
scribe only one dollar for missions
when you can afford to subscribe ten.
It is not like a. Christian to gauge
the amount of contributions by what
others give, and to overlook the rule
which requires us to give as God
hath prospered us.
It is very unlike a Christian to ab
sent yourself from Church when a
special collection is to be taken.
It is very unlike a Christian to go
out of your church when the Lord's
Supper is to bo observed.
It is not like a Christian to leave
others to teach the young,' and visit
and instruct the ignorant adults.
when you ' have an opportunity in
the good work.
It is not like a Christian to give
labor and substance to outside socie
ties when your own Church stands in
need of help.
Is is not like a Christian to deem
any thing unimportant which Christ
has commanded, or to treat with in
difference matters relating to Church
government because they are essen
tial to salvation.
It is not like a christian to be a
selfseeker, or to overlook the rule
that whether we eat or drink, or
whatsoever we do, we are to do all
for the glory of God.
' We are often puzzled and startled
by the eonduct of those in whose pie
ty , we thought we might place un
doubting confidence, and whom we
should have pointed out as Christian
examples to others. ' Upon some oc
casions they exhibit such appearance
of conformity to the world as would
lead us to suppose they belonged to
it. ; ,,. . ,, , i
How desirable, therefore, that we
should deal faithfully with ourselves,
and see that Christian principles per
vade our whole lives. Let us re
member whatever unfits us for
religious duties ; whatever, cools the
lerVor'of !our dev6tions;. whatever
Indisposes 'us to read our Bible or to
engage in . prayer; whatever we
could not engage in with a perfectly
i aA I aa a ruiiiiiilnMnA i ililAtniiitH ikn
thought or a sunei ing Saviour or u
holy God, of the hour of death, or of
the day of judgement, falls like a
cold shadow on our enjoyment ; the
pleasure which we cannot thank God
for, and on which we cannot ask his
blessing are not for ih. '
! I umievoi-go wIi.mi- Vp cannot
',i. rt.s ; ...iil t -i. .
mri vuni m v nn um. iiei us never
be found vher' we! 'cannot act as
Hlirlst would Kavp h. . T.pt im nnsa
eacn any n pilgrims consciously on
the way to' their Jidiwenly inheri
tance. Let us press "after closer com
munion with Jesus. ' Let the love of
God reign in our hearts, and thus
shall we be kept from a thousand
snares, and become possessed of a
peace and Joy to which tho world Is
a stranger, . ;f. . ', . :
BY REV. II. II. HENRY
As pilgrims journey toward the
Celestial City death stands by the way
side, raotionIess,speechless, held cap
tive by hi3 Almighty Conqueror. In
utter silence his shadow falls athwart
the pathway, bnt it need not stop any
heaven-bound traveler. Tread under
foot that shadow as fearlessly as you
would any other, and you shall And
It as powerless to do you harm.
What is more Insignificant than a
shadow ? It has no substance. It
can neither be handled nor weighed.
What is so harmless as a passing
shadow ? Shadows as big as mount
ains fall on us. Shadows as sharp as
needles . strike us. Shadows ofen
gines of destruction run over us all
the day long and we are scarcely
aware, that they have touched us.
Death is as powerless to do injury as
any other shadow. Our Lord has ta
ken all substance from death. Its
sting has gone. Death is now as
empty as the sepulchre of stone that
once contained the body of Jesus.
Therefore, hundreds of the godly,
upon meeting death, have cried out
in amazement at their groundless
fears, "Is this dying! ...... ,
There is a comfort even In the
sight of death's shadow; Reasoning
from effect to cause we discover what
throws that gloomy form across the
nu.!..lt. 41 T li 'm. il.
Is it not the
Sun of righteousness ? Our Lord,
therefore, says to each . troubled pit
grim, "See the light I give and be
hold even in this dreaded shadow a
token of my pesence and power.
Look up not down. Can you not
trust the sunshine of my love.
The Great Work.
Faith and Work.
Above all, read and study the great
Author. Do you remember Sir Wal
ter Scott's dying words to his son-in-law,
Lockhart? "Bring the book,"
-"What book?" "Seed you ask?
There Is but one." Such was the
testimony of one, whose books have
entranced thousands, whos charm
will last while lirerature endures.
I conclude, dear girls, with this
thought of the foremost of novelists
"There is but one book" that em
bodies all wisdom, love and truth.
Other books are good or bad as they
approach or fall away from its stand
ard. Seek, then, "the sincere milk
of the word," that your souls may
grow beautiful as your bodies. How
many of you will make a beginning
by taking "a verse a day," feeding
on it through the passing moments
and storing it in the treasure house
when bonny brown hairs are faded,
and the golden are gray, and "desire
jniiri llV4 t t Vf fcJJA till i '3 vt lliV
have been tasted and refused to satis
fy, uod's own word shall still prove
"sweeter than honey," and his prom
ises, shining through the dark, shall,
starlike, point to the eternal shore.
. Can't Impress by Agreeing.
There is no greater mistake than to
suppose that Christians can impress
ii.n.t.l 1 . . nnvwlnn . 1 1 1 V. 14- Av .
inc nunu ujr iictriug nivu u. iif ,
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of a holy and sepurate life. This only
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